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The People, Power And Money Behind The Census: A Conversation with NPR’s Hansi Lo Wang
It may not get as much attention as elections, but the once-a-decade head count of every person living in the U.S. comes with major consequences in who gets power and money over the next 10 years.

NPR national correspondent Hansi Lo Wang will share insights from his three years of covering the 2020 census. He has reported on all of the controversies surrounding the count, including the Trump administration’s failed efforts to add the now-blocked citizenship question and last-minute changes to a schedule already delayed by the pandemic that put the count’s accuracy in serious jeopardy.

Oct 19, 2020 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Hansi Lo Wang
National Correspondant @NPR
Hansi Lo Wang is a national correspondent for NPR based in New York City. He reports on the people, power and money behind the 2020 census. In 2019, he received the American Statistical Association's Excellence in Statistical Reporting Award for covering the U.S. Census Bureau, as well as the Trump administration's push for the now-blocked citizenship question. He joined NPR a year after graduating from Swarthmore College as a political science maj